Wed: 9 AM - 9 PM


CMPLD Mini-Con

1-4:30p.m. Sunday, March 3

Aspen Drive Library

Fandoms unite at Aspen Drive Library’s Mini-Con, featuring guest speakers, drop-in activities and much more!


Join us for lots of fun fandom activities including:

  • Video game competition
  • All ages crafts
  • Cosplay competition
  • Mini Artist Alley
  • Dreamland Comics booth
  • Teen Fandom Crafts | REGISTER HERE
  • and more!

Guest Speakers:

Michael Moreci will be speaking from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Author of the novels Black Star Renegades and We Are Mayhem and comics Roche Limit, Wasted Space, Star Wars and more, Moreci will talk about the craft of creating comics from script to art to printing. Moreci will also discuss comics in general and their evolution into the cornerstone of popular culture.








John Tenuto and Maria Jose Tenuto will be speaking about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan from 1:30-2:30 p.m.


Celebrate the amazing actresses, actors, and behind the scene artists who worked on Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan with this multimedia presentation. More than 100 rare, and many never-before-seen, newly discovered photographs paint the incredible picture of a company of actors and artists whose talents combined to create one of Star Trek’s best films. In addition to the photographs, the presentation will share trivia and little known facts about the making of TWOK. A special thank you to writer/director Nicholas Meyer for his permission to share these photographs and the University of Iowa Library.





Friends-Emblem Thank you to The Friends of the Cook Memorial Public Library District for their support in bringing in our guest speakers.




Mini Artist Alley:

Don Cardenas | Facebook | Blog

Don Cardenas is the Co-Creator and Artist of the independent comic series PACKS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY, as well as the artist for several anthologies including the Kickstarter hits THIS NIGHTMARE KILLS FASCISTS, and BANDTHOLOGY. His work can also be seen in the official THE THING ARTBOOK, as well as the titles THE ORDER OF DRACULA and YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 


Trevor Mueller

“Trevor Mueller works at an advertising agency by day, and writes comics by night. His latest project is the multi-Harvey Award nominated series ALBERT THE ALIEN. He has also self-published several other works including JUNKYARD CHASE, THE FAN, and LOS OJOS. And has contributed stories to several anthologies, including READING WITH PICTURES and AW YEAH COMICS.

He is also the writer / artist / creator of several award-winning webcomic series (, and regularly reviews movies, video games, and comics.

Trevor also appears on occasional episodes of the popular web series NOSTALGIA CRITIC on YouTube.

Trevor currently lives in Chicago with his wife, his baby girls, and his cat, Waffles.”


Beth Zwolski | Facebook | Instagram

Beth has been drawing since her mom placed a crayon in her hand. She earned a B.A. in Film/Video with a concentration in Traditional Animation from Columbia College Chicago. She currently creates larger-than-life chalk murals of comic and pop culture characters. In addition, she conceptualizes and applies special effects makeup for Six Flags Great America.